31 Dec '13, 9am

Confirmation 2013 was a bad year for domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty - a really bad year

The number of homes becoming warmer and cheaper to heat under government-backed insulation schemes collapsed in 2013, according to the latest official statistics . The drop, of more than 90 per cent in the case of loft insulation, was described as serious by the government's own fuel poverty adviser and terrible by Labour. FURTHER READING CSR and green marketing - a review of the year Solar and smart grid SMEs secure £1.7m from East Anglia University The only way for households to cut energy costs permanently is by improving energy efficiency, but the new figures show that the number of efficiency measures enabled by government schemes plummeted in 2013 as new policies replaced those of the previous government. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change figures, 1.61 million lofts were fully insulated in 2012 , but in the year to the end of October 2013, the ...

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